THE LOW DOWN ON ‘WHAT I’VE HAD DONE’

I know that it was one of my new years goals to write weekly and well its only February and that’s already gone out the window. Its just so hard to find the time. Molly’s sleeping has been so bad lately and we haven’t had a full nights sleep in about a month now, so my evenings are spent napping on the sofa or trying to rock her back to sleep.

I promised when I had my brows microbladed that I would do a post on my experience and that never happened, and I did the same when I had my lip fillers and that also never happened. I have also recently had lots of people asking about my braces as I often post about them on my insta stories so I thought I would do a little post on ‘what I’ve had done’ this doesn’t mean I have gone under the knife and had loads of surgery or anything like that but just a few little aesthetic procedures to enhance what I already have. I am a firm believer that if you aren’t happy with something then you should do something about it, and that goes for our bodies and the way we look too. I have absolutely no shame in telling people what I have had done and would never hide the fact that I have anything… why would I? I have done these things because I wanted to, and they give me that extra confidence about things I didn’t like before of felt conscious of and I don’t see anything wrong with that.

Brows

If you don’t know back in October, I had my eyebrows microbladed which I am so so pleased with. My brows were so sparse from over plucking when I was younger and I was filling them in daily which is time consuming and also can get expensive, I was conscious of them when I had no makeup on so I decided to get them done. I went to RE:NU in Chichester to get them done and Hayley was amazing, she talked me through the process and just went through one step at a time. I know really the only thing you want to know is did it hurt… and yes, I wont lie it was really painful! I have 2 tattoos one on the inside of my arm and one on my ribs (both painful places apparently) and I thought that my brows were a lot worse. It wasn’t unbearable but it was defiantly not pleasant. I had to go back 6 weeks after my first procedure once they were all healed for a top which was no where near as painful, I don’t know if it’s because I knew what to expect or because I absolutely caked on the numbing cream but either way was no where near as bad. I would defiantly recommend microblading to anyone that is thinking about it- just make sure you do your research and find someone that will make you feel at ease and do a great job getting the results you want.

Lashes

Oh what I would do to be able to have eyelash extensions permanently but for some reason they irritate my eyes so much and make them sore and itchy (not a good look) I had them done for a wedding in December and I had to get them taken off after as they irritated my eyes that much- devastating but what can you do. I have very straight and short lashes so the next best thing to extensions is eyelash lift which it what I have. It’s essentially a perm for your lashes, it gives them a great curl so they are more visible and they also are tinted so they are nice and dark. The lift lasts about 6 weeks and just grows out with your lashes so its good that they don’t need doing every week like extensions and they are also really reasonably priced.

Lips

My lips… probably the one I’ve received most questions about, again I put this on my insta stories and got loads of questions and also lots of comments saying don’t do it. People seem to think that if you have your lips done you’re going to end up with an awful swollen, puffy huge lips that look totally fake and yes I understand some people do go for that or get carried away and that what they unintentionally end up with but they can also be very subtle and keeping a very natural look. I chose to have 0.5ml of Juvéderm to fill my lips out a little and just make them look more defined. My lips were by no means thin, but I just wanted them to be a little fuller, I always wear lipstick which draws to them and when I smile I felt like my top lip was disappearing. I had about 6 injections in my top lip and maybe 4 in my bottom. I had numbing cream put on and I didn’t really find it painful at all, the filler had an anaesthetic in so after the first injections they are pretty much numb. I was really worrying about bruising and swelling as I think everyone would be, I didn’t want them to be awful the first few days and everyone to question me. They did swell but nothing to extreme and the swelling was completely gone after 5 days. I did have some little lumps in both my top and bottom lips (not visible) where the needles went in but after a little massaging they disappeared after about 2 weeks and I was told this was a common thing that happens and that it is completely normal. Again,  if this is something you are interested in I would recommend that you do your research and make sure that who ever you choose is fully qualified and has evidence of their work. I would also advise starting just with 0.5ml so its nothing to crazy for the first time and if you want to add more you can. Another thing to remember is that it isn’t permanent so if you decide you don’t like it, it will wear off and  your lips will go back to the way they were and If you really hate it you can also have them dissolved at any time.

My lips the day after I had them done.

Teeth

The last thing I am going to talk about is my teeth. I had 4 teeth removed and braces for 3 years starting from when I was 13 as I has too many teeth for my mouth and they needed straightening out. I got my braces removed on the day of my prom, my teeth were perfect and I loved them so much- I was so happy. Butttt me being the stupid 16 year old that I was didn’t wear my retainer and my teeth moved back to their original position and are no longer straight (I kick myself everyday for this) My 2 front teeth cross over slightly and I am just really conscious of them. I don’t know about others but one of the first things I notice about people is their teeth and smile, and I just miss how perfect mine were. Braces are expensive there is no doubt about it and l did a lot of research in to different options, in the end I decided to go with Straight Teeth Direct and I’m so glad I did. They initially send you out a kit to do the moulds of your teeth so they can make you a plan and show you what the end result will be. You can then decide if you want to go ahead and pick a payment plan. I went ahead with mine and am now 3 months in, it is a slow process, but I have already seen movements so that’s promising. I obviously can’t tell you whether or not I am pleased with the results as I still have a long way to go, but so far so good and the customer service is amazing. I have clear aligners that you can only really see if you look closely. I did and do still have a little trouble saying my ‘S’s but its nothing terrible. You have new aligners every 2 weeks and send your dentist photos and updates so they can monitor your progress.  So far I am really happy with my plan and I will keep you updated on the progress.

If you have any questions about anything I have mentioned ask away I’m more than happy to answer.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Fay x

 

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9 Comments

  1. February 16, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    Love this 🙂 I also belive that if you want to change something about yourself then do it! I hate it when people lie about procedures they’ve had done though and act all natural. You look amazing lovely and I hope your braces adventure isnt too painful! I remember the good okd days of having a brace tightened, ouch!! Xx

  2. February 17, 2019 / 9:11 am

    I’m the same, I had such straight teeth after having my braces off, wore my retainer religiously for about 8 months, came to uni and abandoned it…so gutted because my teeth have definitely shifted back slightly! Good luck with the new braces! 🙂

    Lauren | laurenjcole.wordpress.com

  3. February 17, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    I always find these posts super interesting – your lips and brows look incredible too! I’m lucky I have quite thick brows, so wouldn’t necessarily need micro-blading, but I think its such a brilliant idea for those who want it. I’ve never thought about getting my lips done until recently, I mean there isn’t much wrong with mine, but like you, I think I’d like them to be a bit more defined!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. February 19, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    Would love to hear your experience with your teeth as I really want to straighten a couple of mine and it’s so expensive! I looked into Invisalign and just couldn’t justify it. LOVE your brows and lips, wish I didn’t have a phobia of needles as I’d get mine done!’

  5. February 20, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    I love these kind of posts!
    I am obsessed with your brows – I would love to get mine microbladed as it would save so much time.
    I’d love to get something to straighten my teeth x

  6. February 22, 2019 / 12:04 pm

    Love this. I would absolutely love to get my lips done!
    I have a gap in between my front teeth I always thing about fixing, but it’s part of me now. Used to work as a dental nurse & dental work freaks me out haha!

  7. February 22, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    I’ve always been interested in getting my brows microbladed and I’m tempted in a bit of lip filler too. My top lip is quite small and I also feel like it disappears when I smile so I may consider it in the future!

  8. February 24, 2019 / 7:48 am

    I really want to get my brows done and I feel the same way about lash extensions!

  9. February 28, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Your eyebrows look amazing!! I would love to be brave enough to get my brows done. I have always been really particular about my retainers, but I did have a few weeks where I didn’t wear them and had to have a load of work done and it just wasn’t fun at all.. I highly recommend sticking with the retainer no matter what haha, as I’m sure you do too!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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